We used disposables with my first son, so I'm new to CD. My little guy is 5 days old... and yesterday, I opened up his diaper to find a circle of skin had been taken off just under his cord... it's raw and red there. I think the umbilical cord remnants rubbed him under a wet CPF and pulled the skin off. He was wearing a CPF with a Lite Wrap when it happened.
This morning, I took his diaper off and he had a big blister on his inner thigh. It's pretty big, and looks to be getting worse. It was just an extra layer of skin, now there's pus in it. He was 2 disposables last night.
I gave him naked time this morning, and have been using just a CPF on him with a snappi, so I can tell when he's wet and try to change him right away.
He's such a sleeper that we've only been changing his CPF/wrap every 3-4 hours... could that be causing the blister???
I put some lanolin on it, to try and coat it... will that affect my CPFs? I then put some MotherLove nipple cream on it (with shea butter, beeswax, calendula, and olive oil in it), to provide a barrier... not sure if that will affect the CPF either?
Anyway, I would love any advice about trying to prevent this kind of skin irritation... on a 5-day old, it's so sad.